Chicken Tacos (Cafe Rio Shredded Chicken Copycat Recipe)

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Zoe Published: February 8, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021
Chicken Tacos (Cafe Rio Shredded Chicken Copycat Recipe)

How To Make Copycat Cafe Rio Shredded Chicken Tacos

You can now make at home your very own delicious version of Cafe Rio’s shredded chicken tacos, slow-cooked with chicken broth, spices, and Italian dressing.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 5 hours 20 minutes
Total: 5 hours 30 minutes



  • lbschicken breast hlaves,boneless, skinless
  • ¾cupchicken broth
  • ½cupZesty Italian Salad dressing
  • 1tbspfresh lime juice
  • 1tbspchili powder
  • 2tsponion powder
  • 1tspgarlic powder
  • 1tsppaprika
  • 1tspcumin
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • ½tspcayenne pepper,adjust according to desired heat preference or omit, optional


  1. Place the chicken breast halves in the slow cooker.

  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients.

  3. Pour the mixture over the chicken in the slow cooker, cover slow cooker with the lid.

  4. Cook the chicken on Low heat for 5 to 6 hours.

  5. Shred the chicken, then cook the shredded chicken in broth in the slow cooker for an additional 20 minutes on Low.

  6. Drain the broth from the chicken.

  7. Serve warm in tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, taquitos, etc.


  • Calories: 378.52kcal
  • Fat: 24.55g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.07g
  • Trans Fat: 0.17g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.07g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.68g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.46g
  • Fiber: 0.77g
  • Sugar: 1.08g
  • Protein: 34.86g
  • Cholesterol: 104.45mg
  • Sodium: 490.59mg
  • Calcium: 30.31mg
  • Potassium: 439.41mg
  • Iron: 1.80mg
  • Vitamin A: 67.13µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.01mg
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